Proudly welcoming His and Her Excellencies as patrons of PIF
The Property Industry Foundation is proud to announce our new joint Patrons, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), and Her Excellency, Mrs Linda Hurley.
The Governor-General is Her Majesty The Queen’s representative in Australia. In practice, they are Australia’s Head of State and have a range of constitutional and ceremonial duties. The Governor-General is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Defence Force.
His Excellency General the Honourable David John Hurley AC DSC (Retd) was sworn in on 1 July 2019.
He joined the Australian Army in 1972, graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon into the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. Following a long and distinguished 42-year military career, his service culminated with his appointment as Chief of the Defence Force until his retirement in 2014.
In 2010, he was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the Australian Defence Force.
Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley was born and raised in Sydney. She and David Hurley married in 1977.
Mrs Hurley has supported her husband throughout his career on a wide variety of postings in Australia and overseas, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Malaysia.
Her own career in education has been in both the public and private school systems, until her retirement from in 2011. She has been an active member of the community as a Pastoral Carer at the Canberra Hospital and Hospice. Mrs Hurley holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Canberra.
“Youth homelessness is a significant issue in our community. Linda and I are delighted to become Patrons of the Property Industry Foundation and look forward to supporting them as they work towards tangible and long-term solutions for youth homelessness. The Foundation’s work, and the commitment and passion of their team and supporters, is making a huge difference to the lives of many young Australians.,” the Governor-General said.
We are grateful to Their Excellencies for their support.